The World's Smallest Recessed Light!

The World’s Smallest Recessed Light!

The 1PUCK LP! The whole idea behind landscape and recessed lights was to hide them, right?! Well, most in use are still large and unsightly – except this amazingly miniature design. Barely the diameter of a US half-dollar, but as powerful as standard lights, the 1PUCK makes lighting subtly a cinch. Embed it in the floor, hide it in the walls or mount it on the ceiling for directed light that won’t intrude on your aesthetic. Get it here!

0 Designer: MINIMIS

Lighting Exposed

Lighting Exposed

The Surfaces lamp is unlike any other in that it doesn’t hide its construction or wiring. Instead, it flaunts it! Similar to how you’d hang a picture frame, the minimal, lightweight design can be attached to a wall simply by hanging it on a nail or screw, making it easily moveable. Hang it, plug it, tap it, and go!

0 Designer: Joris Bonnesoeur

Solar Jelly!

Solar Jelly!

The Jellyfish Light is a one-of-a-kind lighting design makes clever use of materials and utilizes suction and solar technologies to provide lighting just about anywhere. Inspired by the shape of the gooey creature, the silicon structure can be pressed on any smooth surface to create an internal vacuum that suctions in place. Solar panels collect energy from the sun so there are no batteries to worry about. Place it on the window to charge during the day and turn it on to see at night!

0 Designer: Ryan Jongwoo Choi

Less is More Lighting

Less is More Lighting

This minimal upright lamp concept, called the LED Uplighter, takes inspiration from historic design icons like Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise and Citroën’s unique one-spoke steering wheel. The design features two powerful, separate LED lights, one facing up and one down, with separate dimming controls that allows for total control over the ambience by simply adjusting its two intuitive touch buttons. Reduction in form, but not in functionality!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

Kokeshi Inspired Lamp

Kokeshi Inspired Lamp

My recent trip to Japan re-energized my creative energies. The land of the rising sun epitomizes the dichotomy of the kind of design I favor; the whimsical and minimal. The clean design aesthetic you normally associate with Scandinavia is mixed with tradition in a way that’s uniquely Japanese. The Doll lamp by Foscarini reminds me of this confluence. Inspired by Japanese kokeshi dolls, the Doll lamp is minimalist in the strictest sense besides coming in four colors (red, green, ivory, grey). The kind of whimsical minimalism I was talking about.

0 Designer: Foscarini

Everyday Is A Sun Day

Everyday Is A Sun Day

The law of attraction states that whatever vibrations you send out, the universe reciprocates by sending back similar-vibration experiences. Which is why if you start your day with a bright new thought or a gifting smile, then your entire day goes ahead as planned and full of fun. The Sun Rising Lamp is an ode to this sentiment. Why wait for the New Year sunrise to make your resolutions? Look at the Sun Rising Lamp as your daily dose of insightful inspiration.

0 Designer: h220430

Twist On The Task Light

Twist On The Task Light

Love me some good task lighting y’all. The trends may be LED’s but few do anything about the harsh lights those little diodes put out. The Leva task lamp by architect Massimo los Ghini uses an unconventional diffuser mape of opal white poly. The light is softly distributed but you still get a sense of those diodes as glowing orbs. The lamp structure itself is finished in gorgeous beech wood with steel components. Combine all that with an articulating arm and you’ve got one sexy ass task lamp.

0 Designer: Massimo los Ghini for ITRE

Hand-made wooden lamp gets LED finesse

Hand-made wooden lamp gets LED finesse

The design you’re about to look at goes by none other than the name “BOB”, and has one intention: to make you forget about how lovely it is with its simple “it just works” design sensibilities. This device works with LED bulbs, connects with one small black cord, and is made almost entirely of hand-made elements.

0 Designer: Shpelyk Roman

Tentacled Lamp

Tentacled Lamp

The nightstand and lamp are bedside staples, so why not combine the two? The Medusa bedside lamp offers a perfect diffused glow for reading and a surface under and above the shade for resting small objects like a phone or a glass of water. The unique form was inspired by the jellyfish of the same name and features three supports like modern, elegant tentacles.

0 Designer: Mikhail Belyaev

You'll iLove this iPhone Tray

You’ll iLove this iPhone Tray

The cleverly designed Smart Tray merges the functionality of an iPhone charging dock into a minimal mood lamp/speaker combination that’s great on the bedside or desktop. While one version uses USB cables, the other utilizes inductive charging, allowing the user to simply throw their phone down on the lamp/speaker and forget about it. Control the light and tunes directly from your Bluetooth-capable devices!

0 Designer: Sang Hoon Lee

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Orchids have long been a symbol of love and beauty and have been grown by enthusiasts in admiration of their elegance. One of these enthusiasts is designer YoungJae Kim who created this design, the Orchid Lamp, in honor of the flower. Following the signature tall form of the orchid, the lamp extends upward but still maintains an aesthetic lightness as it looms over the workspace. In stainless steel and genuine leather, it’s an elegant desktop accent perfect for the professional office.

0 Designer: YoungJae Kim

Expanding The Light Theorem

Expanding The Light Theorem

How would you like a tube light that expands into the length of your holder? Something like one standard tube that fits all sizes. So if you have a small width holder, let the tube stay tightly spiraled. Need to fit it to the longer size? Expand the spiral! The idea is pretty straightforward; the only cause for concern is the kind of materials that will be used in the construction of the tube light. Any thoughts?

0 Designer: Zhen Zhou

Lighting Gone Green

Lighting Gone Green

The latest in a trend of plant lamps (or as I like to call them “plamps”), the Green Lamp features a lattice shade and neck that stems directly out of a soil pot. Plant your favorite vine and watch it creep up to create an organic leaf shade you can trim yourself. A little shabby chic but I kinda love it. Bet you never thought your lamp would need sun!

0 Designer: Siesta